Simple Definition of insurrection
: a usually violent attempt to take control of a government
Examples of insurrection
<the famous insurrection of the slaves in ancient Rome under Spartacus>
Origin of insurrection
Middle English insureccion, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin insurrection-, insurrectio, from insurgere
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of insurrection
INSURRECTION Defined for Kids
Definition of insurrection
: an act or instance of rebelling against a government
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